Ski, Climb, IFMGA Training Timeline

The diagram below is to show candidates how to achieve qualification over 3-4 years:

NZMGA Training and Certification Scheme  - Possible Timeline
Calendar Ski IFMGA Climb
Year 1 March  Snow and Ice Training Course (7) Rock Exam (1) Rock Guide Training Course (4)  Snow and Ice Training Course (7) Rock Exam (1) Rock Guide Training Course (4)  Snow and Ice Training Course (7)
  July Technical Ski Exam (1)
Ski Touring  Training Course (4)
Technical Ski Exam (1)
Ski Touring  Training Course (4)
 
  September Ski I Course/Assessment (14)
Assistant Ski Guide achieved
Ski I Course/Assessment (14)
Assistant Ski Guide achieved
 
  November     alternative month for Snow and Ice Training Course (6)
  December   Climb I Course/Assessment  (14) Aspirant Guide achieved Climb I course/assessment  (14) Assistant Climbing Guide achieved
Years 2 and 3   Quality Supervised Days Quality Supervised Days Quality Supervised Days
Year 3 or 4 August Avo 2 Course (External) Avo 2 Course (External) Avo 2 Course (External)
Year 4 September Ski 2 Assessment (14) Ski 2 Assessment (14)  
December   Climb 2 assessment (14) Climb 2 assessment (14)
    NZMGA Ski Guide  awarded IFMGA Mountain Guide awarded NZMGA Climbing Guide awarded
Year 5    Spare if needed Spare if needed Spare if needed

Note: A candidate has a maximum of 5 years from the beginning of their first Assessment to achieve their chosen qualification. Extensions may be granted under special circumstances, with a letter detailing the reason to the Technical Sub Committee chair person.